ere's the thing about white supremacists: They are bad. Really very very terrible.
But here's the other thing about white supremacists: When they get their comeuppance, when they are punished, when they face actual consequences for their actions, it is so so sweet. Like the sweetest nectar of the sweetest peach in all the land.
I'd like to tell you a little story about a super racist teenager. It's this one:
Yeah, that’s right. The kid in the Confederate flag hat spouting nonsense about the war on Christmas. He is the subject of our story.
Just for more context, this is another message from him:
These horrendous screenshots were dutifully collected by babe.net when this racist, white supremacist teenager entered the public consciousness. He may have deleted his Reddit account, but screenshots are forever, baby.
You see, this kid, who is in high school, bragged on Reddit (before deleting his account) about reporting an undocumented classmate to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Here's his post:
That’s him, wearing a MAGA hat and posing in front of a portrait of Donald Trump. He’s got a pipe in his mouth and he’s flashing what has become a symbol of White Power.
Oh, he’s also wearing a t-shirt with an anthropomorphic hamburger on it. That’s not offensive; it’s just dumb.
In the post, he explained, “The person I reported hasn’t even been here long enough to speak more than basic essential English. They’re no DACA baby like everyone seems to be assuming for some reason. Also, don’t worry about their family. They’re illegal too.”
But White Supremacist Teenager — as I have dubbed him — made one fatal mistake.
When you’re a flaming turd of a human being and you decide to broadcast that fact online, you should make sure your hate accounts aren’t traceable back to your real name.
This kid did not do that. Once his awful photo went viral, the Internet immediately went to work…